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I Battle Depression

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 44 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    My mom told me that she's going to take me to a

    priest for my depression. She thinks I have a demon inside me and that's why I'm depressed.
    Fxckingdcne Fxckingdcne 13-15, F 14 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am not depressed. I have depression.

    Yes, yes it does suck. Some days are much harder than others. But instead of letting this take over my life, let it defeat me I chose to rule it, to destroy it. I defeat and take over it! I try and live each and everyday to it's fullest, smile at everyone, she the older people I...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I was doing so well,

    and the. Last night everything just went down the drain. All the things I've been trying to work towards. It's gone now
    BeYourOwnSavior BeYourOwnSavior 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 11 Responses Aug 11

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    Feeling unmotivated and numb.

    All I want to do is sleep all day and make the time go by.
    AirmanAcesGirl AirmanAcesGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I see no point to it all ,

    no body around me cares , I sit there thinking about suicide and how simple it would be just to end no one would miss me so my death won't be inconvenient but i find a way of continuing.
    StereoPhonix StereoPhonix 13-15, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    " I think that if I ever have kids,

    and they are upset, I won't tell them that there are people starvving in China or anything like that. Because it wouldn't change that they are upset or not. And even if somebody else has it worse than you, that doesn't really change the fact that youhave what you have. Good or...
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Why is that when I see others living their

    lives, traveling, having fun I get so sad? I believe its because I desire that lifestyle but what I realized is that those people aren't always happy and they are not always living that life. They are just pictures of short moments of fun and happiness. Looking at others life on...
    krick771 krick771 26-30, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I know no body cares

    and that everyone would be happier if I killed myself.. But that just gives me the strength to want to kill myself
    lostsoulandunknown lostsoulandunknown 16-17, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I just want to kill myself at this point,

    I could do it in a quick second and I want too and think I will tonight
    lostsoulandunknown lostsoulandunknown 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I put a bullet in my head I can't find the

    answers in all the red Where is the writing on the wall My lungs continue to slowly fall Contracted, damn it all My hair is falling out, Rotted skin around the mouth Been around the world Death I can not taste Razor blade surgery, cutting past my spine Just to find the reasons...
    smilethepainaway smilethepainaway 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    It gave me a flash smile

    and I hope it does the same for you. (9gag)
    ejsc ejsc 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Feeling pretty **** today… I just want to

    cry; snuggle up with tea and chocolate and have a cuddle with something/someone. I’m such a pathetic piece of ****. Is this how I’m going to spend the rest of my life? Because if it is, it’s not ******* worth it. I want to leave. I don't even know why I'm posting this...
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Walter Benjamin, although he killed himself,

    gave me the most beautiful visions of hope in his work. Him and Brecht.
    mp446 mp446 22-25, F 36 mins ago

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    philm79 philm79 31-35, M 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    kruges kruges 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 21 Responses Jul 7

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could

    say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that still suffer from depression are being regarded as spoiled brats. This angers me, especially since many feel as though they should be happy but...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Obviously as a girlfriend I worry a little

    when my boyfriend goes into town to clubs. And he's admitted to worrying when I go out. However one night about 2 1/2 months ago he said 'let's make an agreement, neither of is go out to clubs, only pubs for a causal drink' so I agreed because it was what he wanted.... Last...
    HarrietAC HarrietAC 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Everything's different.

    I don't know if I've worn her down, or if she's just bored of me, or she's tired of putting up the facade of pretending to like me, but when I talk to my closest friend, everything is different. And it saddens me. I don't know what the point of trying was.
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Ignorance is amazing.

    Cutting and depression don't always go hand in hand as the recent heat has suggested to me by 'concerned' citizens... Understood. Cutting and bipolar do not go hand in hand. But if it helps more than the medicine then please, leave the lecture. Everyone is very different. Maybe...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm done. I'm done with crying

    whenever I get a minute to myself, I'm done with not knowing where I am. I'm done with doing things like looking on facebook or texting people when I know they're busy just to trigger myself. I hate it, I hate fighting it, and I hate taking medication. I don't want to fight it...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I've been thinking about suicide more

    and more recently. I think about it for an increasing period of time at night before I sleep. I've been thinking about it for about 2 hours straight now. I like thinking about it. I think it will eventually push me to finally do it. I used to think about my mom and how she...
    Ajoseph219 Ajoseph219 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    everyday feels like an endless struggle of

    survival. the stares from the people around me is judging me. they don't notice how it affects me since i always have a smile on my face whenever someone approaches me. they don't understand me at all. and it's lonely. no one would try to know the true me. am i just a tool to...
    Ryel004F Ryel004F 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    About to cave in again.

    Don't know if I can fight it. I'm not the one to beg, in fact I find it kinda degrading, but a friend asked me to try something else besides slicing my writs. Please, someone help? Edit: Anyone?
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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